After six draws in the qualification for FIFA World Cup 2022, Ukraine's national football team will play another game. This time, it will stand against Finland. The match will take place at Helsinki Olympic Stadium at 7 p.m.
Currently, team standings in Group D look as follows:
1. France - 12 pts
2. Ukraine - 6
3. Finland - 6
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina - 3
5. Kazakhsatan - 3
The Ukrainian national team is approaching the match with the Finns in a poor condition. The conflict between Malinovsky and Petrakov continues, the leader of Atalanta did not fly to the location of the national team, and the coach himself tries to avoid the topic of Ruslan in any conversations. In addition to Malinovsky, injured Oleksandr Zinchenko will not be able to help in these matches.
As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian Association of Football confirmed the appointment of Oleksandr Petrakov as Acting Coach of the national football team. Press office of the Association reported that on August 18. Petrakov will be working with the Yellow Blues until Serhiy Rebrov is available and becomes the full-time head coach; currently, he is coaching the Al Ain FC from the UAE.